The official top ten
Hotel Spas

For a holiday to leave you seriously relaxed and refreshed, a great spa is crucial. A spa break is perfect for romantic downtime, girlie getaways, or for some solitary pampering. Asia contains some of the best spas in the world, the hard part is choosing the right one for you. Whether you’re on the hunt for strict med-spas and detox, or prefer the sound of pampering treatments and able-fingered massages, our Top Ten Spas lists the best in the region - from the Maldives, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, to Japan, China and the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.


Six Senses Vana

  Vana is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Hotel Spas. Six Senses Vana is an incredibly impressive and idyllic wellness retreat located a short drive from Dehradun in India's northern state of Uttarakhand. Retreat...


Huvafen Fushi

  Huvafen Fushi is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Hotel Spas. Set within its own aquamarine lagoon, Huvafen Fushi is a naturalist's wonderland both above and below the waterline. Huvafen Fushi showcases the...


Gora Kadan

  Gora Kadan is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Ryokans and Top 10 Hotel Spas. One of the finest 'ryokans' (traditional inns) to be found in Japan, this property perfects the concept of a ‘luxury...


Uma Paro

  Uma Paro is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Hotel Spas. Uma Paro is part of the COMO hotel group; founded by Christina Ong and renowned for their unique style and approach to...


The Leela Palace Udaipur

  Leela Palace Udaipur features on Ampersand's Top 10 Hotel Spas. A killer location on the edge of Lake Pichola, overlooking the Aravalli Hills, the City Palace and the beautiful Lake Palace,...



  Amangalla is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels, Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia and Top 10 Hotel Spas. Without a doubt the Grande Dame of Galle Fort, Amangalla boasts all the period charm...


Aman Summer Palace

  Aman Summer Palace is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia and our Top 10 Hotel Spas. China’s capital offers many exciting faces to explore, a kaleidoscope of history,...


COMO Shambhala

  COMO Shambhala is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Hotel Spas and Top 10 Swimming Pools. Set in nine acres of stunning, almost Jurassic-like tropical grounds, staggered up the steep slopes of the...


Cocoa Island by COMO

  Cocoa Island Resort is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Beach Hotels and Top 10 Hotel Spas. Located a 40-minute speedboat journey away from Male Airport, Cocoa Island is one of our favourite...



  Notonosho is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Ryokans and Top 10 Hotel Spas. Meaning ‘the waters of Noto’, the clue to this ryokan’s success is in the title. Nearly a century ago, the...


Client Testimonials

Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka

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